The Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) Professor Peter Twumasi has promised to ensure the effective maintenance of all public stadiums in the country.
He gave this assurance at the sod-cutting for the renovation of Nkawkaw Stadium in the Eastern Region.
“NSA pledges that we’ll ensure the regular maintenance of these facilities based on the manuals that have been directed by Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah for all stadiums and facilities that we have across the country and ensure that these facilities are being operated in a sustainable manner.
He added that the increase in the number of sporting facilities in the country will build the performance of Ghanaian athletes at global competition,
10 other multi-purpose Youth and Sports Centres are being constructed across the nation alongside the renovation of traditional sporting facilities.
“Increase in the number of sports facilities of international standards as we can see across the country and we are about to witness over here coupled with the decentralization nature of the sports infrastructure development, we believe that this will significantly improve Ghana’s performance at international competitions.”
Minister of Youth and Sports, Honourable Isaac Kwame Asiamah, over the weekend cut the sod for reconstruction work to begin at the Nkawkaw Stadium.
Once a leading football field venue and home ground for Division 2 side, Okwawu United, during their heyday in Ghana’s top flight, the stadium has been left in ruins for close to three decades.
The Nkawkaw Stadium, when completed, will have a FIFA standard pitch, 8-lane tartan track, gym, dressing rooms and a 10,000 sitting capacity.